NASA has renewed its commitment to build spaceship and rocket
components in New Orleans. The nation's space agency has not given
up on its Michoud Assembly Facility on the city's east side, and in
fact sees it as an opportunity to help the city recover from
NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1179
Issue Date: January 18, 2007 at 1511 UTC
Location: Hagerstown/Thurmont, Maryland near MARTINSBURG VORTAC
Beginning Date and Time: January 20, 2007 at 1530 UTC
Ending Date and Time: January 22, 2007 at 1900 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very
Important Person) Movement
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Spokesman Jim Hampton
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.18.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.18.07 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- ERAU Spokesman Jim Hampton:
01.18.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Embry Riddle spokesman
Jim Hampton on recovery efforts at the university's Daytona Beach
campus following a Christmas Day tornado.)
Lawmakers Ask TSA To Step Up Inspections Of Private Planes
In what may prove an ominous precursor for general aviation
(GA), Senator Jay Rockefeller told TSA chief Kip Hawley in front of
a congressional committee small private planes should undergo the
same security checks as commercial airliners.
Says Staffing Levels Have Dropped For Third Consecutive
Citing the FAA Administrator's Fact Book in a press release
today, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA)
says controller staffing levels have dropped for the third
straight year, to a new low of 14,206.
After 40 American Muslims barred from boarding a Michigan-bound
Northwest flight from Germany accused the carrier of profiling, the
airline is now bowing and scraping with apologies and monetary
offers to assuage their outrage.
Over the past 10 months, I've had the opportunity to spend some
seat time in three emerging players in the light sport aircraft
segment. As a Cessna 172 jockey, I must admit I wasn't expecting
much when I first took to the skies on demo flights in three
significantly smaller, lower-powered aircraft... but wow, was I
AD NUMBER: 2006-26-10
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-26-10
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for certain Airbus Model A300 B2 and B4 series airplanes.
Claims FAA Has 'Ignored' Airborne Threats To Floating
In a letter to the FAA Monday, Connecticut's Attorney General
Richard Blumenthal Monday demanded the agency establish a no-fly
zone around a proposed natural gas terminal to be established in
the middle of Long Island Sound.
Pilots Noted Runway Was Not Lighted Seconds Before Crash
Transcripts released Wednesday by the National Transportation
Safety Board indicate the pilots of Comair Flight 5191 knew
something was unusual about their early-morning takeoff from Blue
Grass Airport in Lexington, KY last August 27.
Pilots in the South have had to deal with them for over a
year... now, pilots flying near the northern US border may have to
share airspace with unmanned drones, too. Representatives with the
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, however, tell ANN the
409,000-member-strong organization is continuing its efforts to
ensure general aviation pilots aren't put at risk by the unmanned
aircraft, or needlessly inconvenienced.
Says Management Windfall Could Exceed Year's Profits
The Allied Pilots Association, collective bargaining agent for
the 12,000 pilots of American Airlines, expressed its outrage over
executive bonuses scheduled for payout in April it says could match
or even exceed the airline’s fiscal year 2006 net profit of
$231 million announced by parent company AMR.
Being in Sebring last weekend among the dozens of shiny new LSAs
was exciting for the sport aviation industry, as well as those who
attended. You could feel the buzz, look around at all the colorful
displays, and speak with those who knew the intimate details of
every trike, gyro, and plane struttin' their stuff.
New Technology With A Familiar Look For Experimental
TruTrak Flight Systems unveiled it’s new, low cost EFIS at
the US Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, FL. AirVenture 2006 visitors
were able to catch a glimpse of what’s to come in the form of
a computer demo, but the Expo was the first time the public was
able to see an actual working system.
Aero-News has learned on Wednesday, the General Aviation
Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced the association has
concluded a contract with global communication consultant group
APCO Worldwide to provide analytical, information and strategic
advisory services in Europe.
Lockheed Martin designed the X-35/F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Designed with a primary mission of air to ground combat and
secondary mission of air to air, the F-35 Lightning is designed
with use by all the armed forces and our allies.
Hot air at high pressure, usually from the bypass section of a
gas turbine engine after the compression stage, prior to fuel being
injected into the burner, for de-icing, heating, pressurization and
Source: Captain Jeffrey Clay, speaking the
final intelligible word from the cockpit voice recording from
Comair Flight 5191. The ill-fated regional jet with 50 persons
onboard ran off the end of Runway 26 at Kentucky's Blue Grass
Airport on August 27, 2006.